Welcome to the MIT Real ID Online Discussion Forum. This is a facilitated discussion of the problems and prospects related to the Real ID Act of 2005, enacted by Congress and signed by the President. For purposes of this online discussion, we are focused on the driver license and identity management aspects of the legislation, and not on the immigration and other aspects of the law.
Through the day on September 19th, 2005, and through the remainder of that week, you will see new topics posted by our panel of expert discussion facilitators on various aspects of this new law. Please comment to each posted topic that interests you.
For more an overview of each of the key topic areas, please click on the link on the left side of this web site to “OVERVIEW OF TOPICS AND THIS FORUM”, and to link immediately to posts made in each topic area, just click on a topic on the right side of this web page (e.g. “2. Security and Law Enforcement” or “3. Civil Liberties and Privacy”).
This “Welcome and General Discussion Topic” can be used for any general comments you may have regarding the Real ID Act, that don’t seem to fall directly under one of the existing topic areas.
For more information on this Online Discussion Forum, and about the in-person event we will host at the MIT Media Lab in November, please see http://ecitizen.mit.edu
Thanks for your interest in this important and timely event. We welcome your participation!
- Daniel Greenwood
Lecturer, MIT Media Lab
Director, MIT E-Commerce Architecture Program